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Wolfgang Wosolsobe died… too soon

(B2) General Wolfgang Wosolsobe has just died suddenly. The information was confirmed by the Austrian and European authorities.

Of Austrian nationality, W. Wosolsobe was the director of the EU general staff and always defended a European vision, with accuracy and passion, without exaggeration. He was always ready, when we met him, to clarify certain points which had escaped us or to challenge certain of our analyzes which they considered a little too critical. All with this smile that rarely left him, with a very Austrian elegance and friendliness.

W. Wosolsobe to the Parliament's Defense Sub-Committee (credit: PE 2015 / Archives B2)

This Francophile, of will and love, was secretary general of the Franco-Austrian Center for rapprochement in Europe.

B2 extends to his loved ones, his children in particular, all his sympathy at this painful time.

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).